was founded in 2001 as an exhibition space by the artists Maik Schierloh and Joep van Liefland in a former auto body shop. It became an important non-for-profit space for art that operates outside the hierarchies of the art market and has been presenting international artists, at their early stages before they became part of written art history. On 333 sqm of exhibition grounds in Berlins district of Friedrichshain, AUTOCENTER presents its ideas and visions to an advanced arts audience of artists, curators, critics, collectors as well as architects, photographers and gallerists.
More than 30 of Berlins acclaimed artists are donating artworks in support of AUTOCENTER on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in a generous gesture of solidarity with Berlin as a center for artistic production. The auction benefits AUTOCENTER as one of the most important non-for-profits of the city and helps secure its future.
The preview the artworks will be presented at AUTOCENTER from September 3rd -7th. The auction will be held on September 8th, 2011 at 7pm.
Contributing artists are:
Aids-3D, Olivia Berckemeyer, Marc Bijl, Ronald de Bloeme, Mike Bouchet, Lutz Braun, Aaron Curry, Martin Dammann, Tatjana Doll, Iris van Dongen, Zhivago Duncan, Martin Eder, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Eller, Armen Eloyan, Cyprien Gaillard, Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, Thilo Heinzmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, Andy Hope 1930, Olaf Holzapfel, Christian Jankowski, Josh Kolbo, Elke Krystufek, Joep van Liefland, Robert Lucander, Jonathan Meese, Isa Melsheimer, Frank Nitsche, Kirstine Roepstorff, Thomas Scheibitz, Maik Schierloh, Jannis Varelas, Jorinde Voigt, Thomas Zipp